Jillian was responsible, reliable and a great addition to our family. She was playful yet knew when to be firm and hold strong boundaries. I’m a child psychologist so my rules were very specific and she always went above and beyond. We would have kept her for years if she didn’t relocate. Snatch her up before it’s too late! - Jackie
Nanny Lane is a nanny website that can help you find a part-time nanny in your area. Our nanny services include background checks, PLUS, and nanny payroll. You start by creating a profile with a job description, and then reach out to candidates who are open to a part-time nanny position.
To understand if a part-time nanny is right for you, it’s best to start by assessing your family’s needs. Part-time nannies are best suited for families’ that need less than 35 hours of childcare per week.
A part-time nanny can offer support with housekeeping, errands and other household responsibilities, similar to mother’s helpers, au-pairs, and live-in nannies. These instances, as well as your location and the nanny’s experience are some of the many factors to consider when deciding how much you should pay a full-time nanny.
If you’re looking to save on the cost of a part-time nanny, you can try a nanny share. In a nanny share, you split the costs of a part-time nanny with another family. Alternatively, you could create a nanny share to create a full-time nanny position by having two families who want part-time child care. Beyond costs, there are other considerations in deciding between a part-time nanny and a part-time nanny share. It is important to think about the additional responsibilities your family carries as well as the part-time nanny when making this decision.
When finalizing the details of your part-time nanny position, it’s important to make sure that everyone is on the same page. The easiest way to do this is to create a job offer for your part-time nanny position.
In your part-time nanny job offer, you should communicate the responsibilities and compensation. In writing out the responsibilities of your part-time nanny, you might also choose to add some responsibilities that are specific to your families’ needs. If you want to run a background check on the candidates for your part-time nanny position, you can give a job offer that is contingent upon the results of the background check.
After presenting your job offer, you can create a contract for your part-time nanny to create the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. And of course, as you learn how to hire a part-time nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.